A 17-year-old American girl openly declared that she is gay. She took her girlfriend to the school prom. Her parents summarily enrolled her into a Christian school where she would for a year not have any contact with the outside world. The school apparently is known for “praying the gay away”.
This happened in the year 2017, not in 1317, and in the USA, not some backwater country with a paternalistic, dictatorial belief system.
The girl’s parents sent her to the school so that they could ensure the daughter they were given in this life is “changed”. Talk about conditional love … And they could do this because legally she is still under age and there is nothing she can do to get out of this “school”.
There is an urgency in the Western world to find means of slowing down and becoming calmer and more peaceful.
One of the commercial successes (apart from the myriad books on mindfulness) is the new rage for colouring books for adults.
Of course you will not find fairies or clowns or animals in these colouring books. The purpose of the books is not to practice holding a crayon or staying within the lines. The purpose of the books is to help adults relax by focusing on repeating patterns and on no particular topic.
Quite often mandalas are used in these adult colouring book. Mandalas are complicated repetitive patterns that originated in Eastern philosophy as an attempt to make a symbolic representation of the Universe more tangible.
A group of synagogues in part of London have applied for the erection of poles linked together with fishing wire to demarcate an eruv in Camden.
An eruv is a marked area in which Jews can carry or push objects on the Sabbath without violating Jewish law that prohibits carrying anything outside the house. This new construction will allow people in wheelchairs and parents with pushchairs to leave their house during the Sabbath, because the construction of the eruv will in the minds of the Jews create the illusion that their homes have been extended to the boundaries of the eruv, which can be as large as a number of square miles.
This is not a new concept.
I was working through loads of photographs for a project that requires illustrations.
These photographs took me back to good times, hard times, happy times, times I would rather forget.
There are beautiful moments that I want to relive. I can see the energy and the Love of my grandchildren, and the wisdom in a photo of my dad in his last days.
Yes, you may say – but you don't know anything about my life. So many things have gone wrong for me. I have managed to recover from some of these things, but other things have steered my life in a direction that I am unable to recover from. So no, that statement is wrong.
OK, you have had your say.
I reecently did a psychic reading for a client about his business.
As usual, I did not ask questions, but told him that he needs to look for new opportunities and not force open a door that was closed.
This may sound like general advice, but for this client it was quite pertinent because he had just lost a large business contract after a decade of a good relationship.
This will be a short blog but it may turn out to be quite useful when you have to make a decision on the spot.
I am sure you have found yourself in a situation where you wanted to do something or make a business decision and you thought you had it right, but then you started doubting and your clear thoughts turned into scrambled eggs.